PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- A former Port Orchard police officer convicted of pushing his girlfriend out a window was sentenced Thursday to 23 years in prison for assault.
The Kitsap Sun reports (http://bit.ly/rwA3oz) 49-year-old Dennis L. McCarthy was given the maximum sentence for his conviction.
The woman injured in the May 2010 fall is now confined to a wheelchair.
McCarthy had a 28-year career as a Port Orchard police officer and as a Defense Department officer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Theodore Spearman said police officers should be held to higher standards of conduct.
Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/